Nebraska’s season opener against Florida Atlantic is going smoothly–the Huskers currently lead the Owls, 24-7–but one of Bo Pelini’s star players might have sustained an injury.
Randy Gregory, a preseason All-American defensive end, seemed to tweak his left knee on the Huskers’ first defensive series of the game. His knee is now wrapped in ice. He’s yet to return to the contest.
Trainers are looking at Randy Gregory right now on the sideline. They are looking at his left knee.
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) August 30, 2014
Randy Gregory sits by himself on bench, left knee now in brace, helmet half on but does not appear to be coming back any time soon
— Andy Kendeigh (@AndyKendeigh7) August 30, 2014
Just saw Randy Gregory head back to the locker room. No word yet on what’s wrong. #Huskers
— Andrew Wolff (@AndyWolff15) August 30, 2014
Gregory totaled 10.5 sacks in 2013 and was a first-team All-Big Ten performer. The junior is a player Pelini’s squad likely can’t afford to lose if it hopes to contend for a conference championship.
Nebraska hosts McNeese State next Saturday.